Hoan Kiem Turtle
The extinct species has been known for its colossal size and link-ups to mythological stories. The last Hoan Kiem turtle died on 19th January 2016. It was named “Cụ Rùa” by locals that means the “great grandfather turtle”.
|Scientific Name||Rafetus leloii|
|Size||Around 6 ft|
|Color||Greenish body, paler under parts|
|Average Lifespan||100 years|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Extinct|